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Lisa S. Pearl
LISA S. PEARL
DEPARTMENT OF COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 3151 SOCIAL SCIENCE PLAZA,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, CA, 92697-5100
EMAIL: [email protected]
http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~lpearl
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS
2007-CURRENT Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive Sciences, University of
California, Irvine.
2007-CURRENT Affiliated Faculty for Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems,
University of California, Irvine.
2007-CURRENT Affiliated Faculty for Linguistics, University of California, Irvine.
2006-2007
System Engineer Intern in Natural Language Processing, BBN
Technologies, Maryland.
2000-2002
Research Assistant, Machine Translation Lab, University of Maryland
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS).
EDUCATION
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Ph.D. Linguistics, University of Maryland at College Park.
Dissertation: Necessary Bias in Natural Language Learning.
Committee: Amy Weinberg (Chair), Jeffrey Lidz, William Idsardi, Charles
Yang, James Reggia.
B.A. Linguistics, Honors, University of Maryland at College Park.
B.S. Computer Science, High Honors, University of Maryland at College Park.
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Language Acquisition: the mechanism of language acquisition; combining probabilistic
techniques with discrete representations; the relation between language acquisition and
language change
Acquisition modeling areas: word segmentation, morphology, syntax, syntax-semantics
interface, metrical phonology
Language Change: agent-based systems, models of language change
Natural Language Processing: information extraction, tone detection, deception detection
RESEARCH AWARDS
2010-2011
Navy (Research Institution Partner), with Mark Steyvers and Jeff Baumes.
“Using Stylistic Topic Models to Detect Deception Through Unusual
Linguistic Activity”. N10A-T029, Information System for Uncovering
Deception in Unstructured Data. Amount: $70,000.
2009-2012
National Science Foundation (Co-PI), with Jon Sprouse. “Testing the Universal
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Grammar Hypothesis.” BCS-0843896. Amount: $176,713. [funded first time
through]
UC Irvine Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing, and Libraries
Multi-Investigator Faculty Research Grant (PI), with Mark Steyvers and
Padhraic Smyth. “Linguistic Cues to Social Information.” MI 14B-2009-2010.
Amount: $13,000.
Research and Travel Fund Award, University of California, Irvine. Amount:
$1150.
Research and Travel Fund Award, University of California, Irvine. Amount:
$850.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Amount:
$85,500.
Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park. Amount: $21,500.
PUBLICATIONS:
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Under review.
Forthcoming.
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Pearl, L. and Mis, B. “What Indirect Evidence Can Tell Us About Universal
Grammar: Anaphoric One Revisited.”
Caponigro, I., Pearl, L., Brooks, N., and Barner, D. “Acquiring the meaning of
free relative clauses and plural definite descriptions.” Journal of Semantics.
Pearl, L., Goldwater, S., & Steyvers, M. “Online Learning Mechanisms for
Bayesian Models of Word Segmentation.” Research on Language and
Computation (special issue on computational models of human language
acquisition). DOI 10.1007/s11168-011-9074-5.
Pearl, L. “When unbiased probabilistic learning is not enough: Acquiring a
parametric system of metrical phonology”, Language Acquisition, 18(2), 87120.
Pearl, L. and Lidz, J. “When domain general learning fails and when it
succeeds: Identifying the contribution of domain specificity”, Language
Learning and Development, 5(4), 235-265.
Caponigro, I. and Pearl, L. “The nominal nature of Where, When, and How:
Evidence from Free Relatives”, Linguistic Inquiry, 40.1, 155-164.
Lidz, J. and Pearl, L. “Language Learning through Selection.” Science, 315,
332.
Pearl, L. and Weinberg, A. “Input Filtering in Syntactic Acquisition: Answers
from Language Change Modeling”, Language Learning and Development,
3(1), 43-72.
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PUBLICATIONS:
PEER-REVIEWED BOOK CHAPTERS & CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
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Under review.
2011
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Pearl, L. & Goldwater, S. “Statistical Learning, Inductive Bias, and Bayesian
Inference in Language Acquisition”. In J. Lidz, W. Snyder, & J. Pater (eds),
The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics.
Pearl, L. & Lidz, J. “Parameters in Language Acquisition”. In K. Grohmann &
C. Boeckx (eds), The Cambridge Handbook on Biolinguistics.
Pearl, L. & Mis, B. “How Far Can Indirect Evidence Take Us? Anaphoric One
Revisited.” Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive
Science Society. Boston, MA: Cognitive Science Society.
Caponigro, I., Pearl, L., Brooks, N., and Barner, D. “On the acquisition of
maximality in free relatives and definite plurals.” In Nan Li & David Lutz
(eds.), Proceedings from Semantic and Linguistic Theory, 20. Vancouver,
British Columbia: SALT, 508-524. (9% acceptance rate)
Pearl, L. “Using computational modeling in language acquisition research”,
In E. Blom & S. Unsworth (eds.) Experimental Methods in Language
Acquisition Research, John Benjamins.
Pearl, L. & Steyvers, M. “Identifying Emotions, Intentions, & Attitudes in Text
Using a Game with a Purpose.” Proceedings of NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop
on Computational Approaches to Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text.
Los Angeles, CA: NAACL.
Pearl, L., Goldwater, S., & Steyvers, M. “How Ideal Are We? Incorporating
Human Limitations into Bayesian Models of Word Segmentation.” In K.
Franich, K. Iserman, and L. Keil (eds), Proceedings of the 34th annual Boston
University Conference on Language Development, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla
Press, 315-326. (~15% acceptance rate)
Pearl, L. “Learning English Metrical Phonology: When Probability
Distributions Are Not Enough”, In Jean Crawford, Koichi Otaki, and Masahiko
Takahashi (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Generative Approaches
to Languge Acquisition North America (GALANA 2008), Somerville, MA:
Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 200-211. (~30% acceptance rate)
Caponigro, I. and Pearl, L. “Silent Prepositions: Evidence from Free
Relatives”, In A. Asbury, J. Dotlaèil, B. Gehrke, and R. Nouwen
(eds), The Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P, Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Pearl, L. “Putting the Emphasis on Unambiguous: The Feasibility of Data
Filtering for Learning English Metrical Phonology”, BUCLD 32: Proceedings
of the 32nd annual Boston University Conference on Language Development,
Chan, H., Jacob, H., and Kapia, E (eds.), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press,
390-401. (~14% acceptance rate)
Pearl, L. “The Input to Syntactic Acquisition: Solutions from Language Change
Modeling”, Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Psychocomputational
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Models of Human Language Acquisition, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1-9.
Pearl, L. “Addressing Acquisition from Language Change: A Modeling
Perspective”, University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics, 11.1.
Dorr, B., Pearl, L., Hwa, R., and Habash, N. “DUSTer: A Method for
Unraveling Cross-Language Divergences for Statistical Word-Level
Alignment”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, 31-43.
Green, R., Dorr, B., and Pearl, L. “Mapping WordNet Senses to a Lexical
Database of Verbs”, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics.
PUBLICATIONS:
TECHNICAL REPORTS
2002
2001
Dorr, B., Pearl, L., Hwa, R., and Habash, N. “Improved Word Level
Alignment: Injecting Knowledge about MT Divergences”, Technical Report
ACL-2002-P0364, Language and Media Processing Laboratory, University of
Maryland, College Park.
Green, R., Pearl, L., Dorr, B., and Resnik, P. “Lexical Resource Integration
Across the Syntax-Semantics Interface”, Technical Report LAMP-TR-069/CSTR-4231/UMIACS-TR-2001-19/CS-TR-4231, University of Maryland,
College Park.
PUBLICATIONS:
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS
2009
Pearl, L. “Acquiring parametric linguistic systems from natural language data:
What selective learning biases can do”. Most recent version available at
http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~lpearl/papers/Pearl2008Manu_SelectiveLearning.pdf
INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2012
2011
2011
2010
2010
2009
Plenary speaker, Linguistics Symposium, California State University,
Fullerton.
“Making Sense of Information Overload”, Social Science Expert Speaker
series, University of California, Irvine. (with Michael Lee & Mark Steyvers)
“Looking Beyond: What Indirect Evidence Can Tell Us About Universal
Grammar”, Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation & Workshop
on Language, Variation, and Change. University of Chicago.
“Some Fundamental Issues in Language Acquisition Research & the
Contribution of Computational Modeling”, Guest lecturer, Psycholinguistics,
California State University, Fullerton.
“Computation in Acquisition”, Linguistics Colloquium, University of
Maryland, College Park.
“Learning-Driven Linguistic Evolution”, Social Dynamics Seminar, University
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of California, Irvine.
“Constrained Probabilistic Learning for Complex Linguistic Systems”,
Department of Linguistics Colloquium, University of California, San Diego.
“Learning-Driven Linguistic Evolution”, Workshop on The Evolution of
Psychological Categories, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences,
University of California, Irvine.
“Cognitive Modeling: How Humans Learn Complex Linguistic Systems”,
Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems AI/ML Seminar Series,
University of California, Irvine.
“Learning Complex Linguistic Systems: Parameters, Probability, and the
Power of Selective Learning.” Psychobabble Talk Series, University of
California, Los Angeles.
“An Unambiguous Strategy for Learning Complex Linguistic Systems,”
Department of Linguistics Colloquium, University of Southern California.
“Jack only learns from this data point, but Lily learns from that one, too,”
Center for Language Sciences, University of Rochester.
“Language in Populations: The Interaction Between Learning and Change,”
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, Northwestern University.
“At the Interface of Computational Learning Theory and Human Language
Learning,” Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine.
“Finding the Right Data to Learn From: Computational Modeling
Investigations,” Psycholinguistics Supper Club, City University of New York .
“At the Interface of Computational Learning Theory and Human Language
Learning,” Linguistics Colloquium Series, University of Delaware.
“At the Interface of Computational Learning Theory and Human Language
Learning,” Yale Linguistics Colloquia Series.
“Bayesian Updating in Human Language Learning,” Decisive Analytics
Corporation, Arlington, VA.
“Computational Answers to Human Language Learning Questions”, National
Security Agency, Ft. Meade, MD.
“Modeling Object-Verb Loss in Old English: A Tale of Trigger-Based
Acquisition”, guest lecture at David Lightfoot’s graduate seminar on Language
Change, Georgetown University.
PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2011
2010
“How Far Can Indirect Evidence Take Us? Anaphoric One Revisited.” (with
Ben Mis), 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston,
MA.
“Identifying Emotions, Intentions, and Attitudes in Text Using a Game with a
Purpose,” (with Mark Steyvers), Human Language Technologies: The 11th
Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for
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Computational Linguistics, Workshop on Computational Approaches to
Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text, Los Angeles, California.
“Acquiring maximality in free relatives and definite descriptions,” (with Ivano
Caponigro, Neon Brooks, and Dave Barner), 20th Semantics and Linguistic
Theory conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (9% talk acceptance rate)
“On the acquisition of maximality,” (with Ivano Caponigro, Neon Brooks, and
David Barner), 36th Incontro di Grammatica Generativa, Universita$ degli Studi
di Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
“How Ideal Are We? Incorporating Human Limitations into Bayesian Models
of Word Segmentation,” (with Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steyvers), Boston
University Conference on Language Development 34, Boston University.
(~15% talk acceptance rate)
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“Online Learning Mechanisms for Bayesian Models of Word Segmentation,”
(with Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steyvers), Psychocomputational Models of
Human Language Acquisition workshop, Cognitive Science Annual
Conference, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
“Parametric Linguistic Systems: The Limits of Probabilistic Learning for
Realistic Data,” Learning Meets Acquisition workshop at the 31st Annual
Meeting of the German Linguistics Society, University of Osnabrück,
Germany.
“Learning English Metrical Phonology: Beyond Simple Probability,”
Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition North America 3, University
of Connecticut. (~30% talk acceptance rate)
“Putting the Emphasis on Unambiguous: The Feasibility of Data Filtering for
Learning English Metrical Phonology,” Boston University Conference on
Language Development 32, Boston University. (~14% talk acceptance rate)
“At the Interface of Computational Learning Theory and Human Language
Learning,” Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lunch Talks, University of
Maryland at College Park.
“Silent (spatial) prepositions: Evidence from free relatives”, (with Ivano
Caponigro), Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P, Utrecht, Netherlands.
“When domain general learning fails and when it succeeds: Identifying the
contribution of domain specificity,” Cognitive Neuroscience of Language
Lunch Talks, University of Maryland at College Park.
“The Input for Syntactic Acquisition: Solutions from Language Change
Modeling”, Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition
workshop, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) conference,
University of Michigan.
“Acquisition Theory in Language Change Modeling: Old English OV-Loss”,
Thirteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL)
conference, University of Vienna.
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“Old English OV-Loss and Acquisition Theory: A View from Modeling”,
Eighth Diachronic Generative Syntax (DIGS) conference, Yale University.
“What Language Change Modeling Can Do for Acquisition Theory,” at the
Twenty-Eighth Pennsylvania Linguistics (PLC) Colloquium, University of
Pennsylvania.
“How Learning Works – A View from English Participle Morphology”,
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lunch Talks, University of Maryland at
College Park.
“Modeling OV-Loss in Old English: A Tale of Trigger-Based Acquisition”,
Graduate Research Interaction Day, University of Maryland at College Park.
“Modeling OV-Loss in Old English: A Tale of Trigger-Based Acquisition”,
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lunch Talks, University of Maryland at
College Park.
SOFTWARE & OTHER PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS
2010
Pearl/Brent derived word segmentation corpus for the CHILDES database.
http://childes.psy.cmu.edu/derived/pearl_brent.zip
GRADUATE ADVISING
2010-CURRENT Graduate Advisor. Lawrence Phillips. University of California, Irvine.
2011
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Dale Webster. University of
California, Irvine.
2011
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Jennifer Lindsay. “Everything I
Learned in Kindergarten: The Relationships between Phonological Awareness,
Letter Knowledge, and Working Memory.” University of California, Irvine.
2011
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Justin Marks. “Natural Selection and
Non-Veridical Perceptions.” University of California, Irvine.
2011
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Royce Anders. “Frontiers of Cultural
Consensus Theory.” University of California, Irvine.
2010
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Sabine Huemer. “Name Recognition
and Comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders.” University of California,
Irvine.
2010
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. James Negen. “Numerical Cognition”.
University of California, Irvine.
2010
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. America Chambers. “Learning
concept graphs from text.” University of California, Irvine.
2010
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Sean Tauber. “Using Bayesian inverse
planning to explore the relationship between production and inference of goaldirected behavior.” University of California, Irvine.
2010
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Tayopa Mogilner. “Grammatical
Sensitivity in Working Memory: Syllable Structure, Grammatical Category, and
Morphology”. University of California, Irvine.
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Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Ray Mendoza. “Methods for
Classification of Emotion and Color Terms in Large-Scale Corpora.” University
of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. dissertation committee. Emily Slusser. University of California,
Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Benjamin Mis. “Age Effects on the
Second Language Acquisition of English Nominal Morphosyntax.” University of
California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. José Tabares. “Phonological
Influences in Verbal Working Memory in Monolinguals and Bilinguals.”
University of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Pernille Hemmer. “The influence of
prior knowledge on reconstructive memory.” University of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. dissertation committee. Kenny Vaden. “Phonological Processes
in Speech Perception.” University of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Emily Slusser. “Children’s Partial
Understanding of Number Words.” University of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. advancement committee. Kenny Vaden. “Sublexical and
Lexical Phonological Processes.” University of California, Irvine.
Member of Ph.D. dissertation committee. Miles Munro. “Aptitude for
Discriminating Novel Phones: Implications for Second-Language Pronunciation.”
University of California, Irvine.
UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING
2011-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Alec Finnell. University of California,
Irvine.
2011-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Levon Gevorgyan. University of California,
Irvine.
2010-CURRENT Advisor for honors project on social language in text & UROP fellowship,
Shannon Stanton. Informatics. University of California, Irvine.
2010-CURRENT Advisor for honors project on social language in text, Galina Tucker.
Informatics. University of California, Irvine.
2010- CURRENT Research on word segmentation, Nazanin Sheikhan. University of California,
Irvine.
2010-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Erika Webb. University of California,
Irvine.
2010-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Uma Patel. University of California,
Irvine.
2010-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Christine Thrasher. University of California,
Irvine.
2009-CURRENT Research on syntactic acquisition, Jessica Lee. University of California, Irvine.
2009-2011
Research on syntactic acquisition, Sarah Hunt. University of California, Irvine.
2010-2011
Research on syntactic acquisition, word segmentation, and social information in
language, Caroline Wagenaar. University of California, Irvine.
2010-2011
Advisor for research on word segmentation, James White. Computer Science.
University of California, Irvine.
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Research on syntactic acquisition, Gabrielle Castro. University of California,
Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Amy Rothermund. University of California,
Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Cort Werner. University of California, Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Courtney Smith. University of California,
Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Jonathon Fero. University of California,
Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Joshua Bancroft. University of California,
Irvine.
Research on syntactic acquisition, Brian Toms. University of California, Irvine.
Independent study on natural language processing, Sebo Mordian. University of
California, Irvine.
Independent study on word segmentation, Karen Villegas. University of
California, Irvine.
Advisor for senior honors project. “Linguistic Cues for Deception Detection in
Online Mafia Forums.” Meredith Fay. Psychology. University of California,
Irvine.
TEACHING
INSTRUCTOR, AT UC IRVINE
2011-CURRENT Computational Methods in Language Research (graduate-level).
2010-CURRENT Language Science Research (undergraduate & graduate-level).
2008-CURRENT Acquisition of Language (undergraduate-level).
2008-CURRENT Psychology of Language Learning/Acquisition of Language II (undergraduatelevel).
2008-CURRENT Language Acquisition (graduate-level).
2008-CURRENT Computational Models of Language Learning (graduate-level), with Mark
Steyvers.
INSTRUCTOR, AT UMARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
2005
Language and the Mind (undergraduate-level).
2004
Introduction to Linguistics (undergraduate-level).
TEACHING ASSISTANT, AT UMARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
2007
Language and the Mind (Honors Seminar – undergraduate-level), Instructor:
Colin Phillips.
2005
Language and the Mind (Honors Seminar – undergraduate-level), Instructor:
Andrea Zukowski.
2004
Introduction to Linguistics (undergraduate-level), Instructor: Stephen Crain.
2000-2002
Computer Architecture (undergraduate-level), Instructor: Michelle Hugue.
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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
MEETING & FORUM ORGANIZATION
2010-CURRENT Organizer and faculty leader of the interdisciplinary discussion group
“Computational Models of Language”:
http://www.ling.cogsci.uci.edu/~colalab/CoLaReadingGroup/index.html
2009
Organizer of workshop on Input and Syntactic Acquisition 2009, University of
California, Irvine.
http://www.socsci.uci.edu/~lpearl/CoLaLab/isa2009/index.html
JOURNAL REVIEWING
2007- CURRENT Biolinguistics, Cognitive Science, Language Acquisition, Language Learning &
Development, PLoS ONE
CONFERENCE REVIEWING
2008-2011
Annual Conference for the Cognitive Science Society.
2008-2011
Boston University Conference on Language Development.
2008-2009
Program Committee, Workshop on Psychocomputational Models of Human
Language Acquisition.
2008
Western Conference on Linguistics.
BOOK REVIEWING
2011
Referee, Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies, John Benjamins.
2010
Referee, Cambridge University Press.
2009
Referee, Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition, Mouton de Gruyer.
2009
Referee, Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization.
2006
Referee, The Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P, Utrecht, Netherlands.
GRANT REVIEWING
2007
National Science Foundation
DEPARTMENT-LEVEL
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Cognitive Sciences Personnel Review Committee, University of California,
Irvine.
Cognitive Sciences Curriculum Committee, University of California, Irvine.
Cognitive Sciences Search Committee, University of California, Irvine.
Yellott Award Committee, University of California, Irvine.
Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lunch Talk Coordinator, University of
Maryland.
Linguistics Department Colloquium Committee, University of Maryland.
Organizer of “10 minute madness” faculty talks, University of Maryland.
Student Representative to Language Acquisition Search Committee, University
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of Maryland.
Organization committee of the 17th Annual CUNY Sentence Processing
Conference, University of Maryland.
Graduate Librarian for Linguistics Department, University of Maryland.
SCHOOL/COLLEGE-LEVEL
2009- CURRENT Member of Curriculum Board for Language Science, University of California,
Irvine.
2010-2011
Member of Institute for Mathematical and Behavioral Sciences Search
Committee, University of California, Irvine.
2009
Instructional Evaluator, Linguistics, University of California, Irvine.
2004-2005
Graduate Student Representative, University of Maryland.
UNIVERSITY-LEVEL
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2008-CURRENT
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Member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of
California, Irvine.
Faculty Advisor for Latin and Ballroom Dance Association, University of
California, Irvine.
Member of the Category V Review Committee, University of California,
Irvine.
Member of Field Committee in Developmental Science, University of
Maryland.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Linguistic Society of America
Cognitive Science Society
LANGUAGES (NATURAL, RESEARCH, & COMPUTER)
Natural: English (native), Spanish (reading & speaking fluency), German (intermediate
reading), Latin (intermediate reading)
Research: modern English, Old English, Spanish, Farsi
Computer: Perl, Java, C#, C++, Lisp, HTML, LaTeX
SELECTED HONORS/AWARDS
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National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow
Distinguished Teaching Assistant: Linguistics
Graduate School Fellowship, University of Maryland
Excellent Teaching Assistant Award: Computer Science
Nomination for Outstanding Student Employee of the Year: Computer Science
Undergraduate Department Scholar: Computer Science
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Banneker Key Scholar, University of Maryland
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